The cultural contribution of Brian Epstein has been saluted in central London with the unveiling of a heritage plaque by Cilla Black outside the former management office of “the fifth Beatle”.
In 1963, Epstein moved his NEMS administrative operation from Liverpool to 13 Monmouth Street, in the Seven Dials area between Covent Garden and Leicester Square and worked from there until the following year.
An American Jewish organisation has become embroiled in a row with the lead singer of British rock band Pink Floyd.
The Anti Defamation League (ADL) has criticised Roger Waters for “crossing a line into antisemitism” after it emerged that he will use a planned concert to juxtapose a Jewish symbol with the dollar sign.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Mr Waters revealed that during his forthcoming tour he will be performing in front of a projection showing Israel dropping bombs in the shape of stars of David, followed by the dollar symbol.
When Harry Met Sally star Billy Crystal has been described as “a real mensch” after he made a large donation to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.
The American Jewish actor, 62, has given a “substantial” amount to the institution’s Peace through the Performing Arts programme, which has run projects uniting Israeli and Palestinian students for more than a decade.
For fashionable Brits, Gok Wan may be the flavour of the month. But in Israel, a new show from Trinny and Susannah means they are still the Middle East's fashion queens.
Style gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who had success with BBC TV programmes, fashion advice books and an underwear range, will tour Israel dispensing fashion advice to the country's worst dressed, for a new TV show.
Sacha Baron Cohen is to take on the role of the legendary Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
The Ali G comedian will star in a film scripted by The Queen writer Peter Morgan.
Queen guitarist Brian May said Mr Baron Cohen had been interested in the role for some time
The film’s producer Graham King said: “With Sacha in the starring role, coupled with Peter's screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success”.